NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City announced on Wednesday it’s raising screening standards for school bus drivers. A spokesperson for the city’s Department of Education says in addition to background checks at the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city school bus drivers will now have to go through the same screening as other DOE…

via NYC Raises Standards On Screening For School Bus Drivers — CBS New York

The Barnes & Noble team serves a constant flow of posts for fantasy and science-fiction fans, from news and interviews to reading recommendations and posts on memorable book covers.

via The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog — Discover

You know you spend too much time on the computer when you wake up at 4:04 am and say to yourself, that can’t be good. If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here […]

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Penguin Random House India is the subcontinent’s largest English trade publisher; on their blog, they share book excerpts, literary news, and interviews, with a focus on South Asian voices.

via The Penguin Digest — Discover

As a PhD student at MRC HIU, I usually spend my days in a white lab coat peering down a microscope, but this July I temporarily gave all that up to undertake a placement on the science desk at The Guardian newspaper. Commuting through busy central London to The Guardian offices was a […]

via From the lab bench to the newsroom: my experience at The Guardian — Infection, Immunology & Translational Medicine (IITM) Oxford

Unlike other generations, the generation I grew up in has always had practical and affordable computers. Although they were not as fast as they are now, they did things in seconds, that took other generations minutes, to even hours. That instant gratification has caused problems for kids in my generation, but the positives of it, […]

via Technological Artifact: Luke Schauble — Kristin Becker’s DTC Classes at WSU

Whether they tackle tough topics or inspire better learning habits, these sites prompt readers to think, question, and engage.

via Four Education Blogs to Explore this Back-to-School Season — Discover

Listening to jazz as I grieve my father’s death.

via Jazz and Grief — Kitt O’Malley

Euphoria | Jayne Lockwood Jayne Lockwood has a new queer sci-fi book out: Blurb It might take the arrival of an alien being to remind an isolated man what it means to be human. With a stressful job, his boss breathing down his neck for profitable results, and an estranged wife and daughter, scientist Kurt […]

via Blog Tour: Euphoria by Jayne Lockwood — Mirrigold:

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From the “garbage in, doomsday out” department. Apocalypse by 2040? Shock as MIT computer model predicts END DATE for civilisation An apocalyptic computer model, processed by one of the world’s largest computers in 1973, has predicted the end of civilization by 2040. The prediction came from a programme nicknamed World One, which was developed by […]

via I guess we can stop worrying about climate – MIT says computer predicts end of world by 2040 — Watts Up With That?

Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity?

via A Beast for the Ages — Longreads

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